Ketogenic diets are likely to be the next popular diet trend, as ‘keto’ diet books hit the shelves and ‘zerocarb’ is spreading on social media.

Do you know exactly what a ketogenic diet is? Who may benefit from ketogenic diet therapy? Do ketone supplements work? Are you informed about all the benefits and risks for specific health conditions, sports performance and weight management?

This webinar will update your knowledge, know-how and opinion on ketogenic diets.

Whether you are a dietitian, nutritionist, fitness professional, doctor, health advocate or considering keto yourself, satisfy your curiosity with a ticket to hear the latest research and practice on ketogenic diets at this special online event.

The recorded webinar package is included, in case you can’t make it live.

An essential update

SmartShape Director

& Webinar Host

Registered Dietitian

Ketogenic Practitioner

Head of Sports Nutrition

Aust Institute of Sport


NHMRC Senior

Research Fellow

Matt O'Neill

Beth Zupec-Kania

Prof. Louise Burke

Prof. Clare Collins

Ketogenic diets – Fad or Future? (5 minutes)

by Matt O’Neill

  • What people are claiming about ketogenic diets
  • Why keto could be the next big diet trend


Keto in practice – What you need to know (30 minutes)

by Beth Zupec-Kania

  • What are ketones and the ketogenic diet?
  • The evidence for epilepsy, cancer & brain function
  • Nutritional adequacy and supplementation
  • Potential side effects and management


LCHF – The future of elite endurance sport? (30 minutes)

by Prof. Louise Burke

  • Requirements for successful endurance athletes
  • History of high-fat diets & keto-adaptation in athletes
  • Recent studies from the Australian Insitute of Sport
  • LCHF 3.0 & sports nutrition guidelines


Keto for weight loss – Extreme or effective? (30 minutes)

by Prof. Clare Collins

  • Current status on keto for weight management
  • Ketogenic diets & appetite
  • Who should & should not follow a ketogenic diet
  • The future of nutrition for weight management

Speaker Q&A (15 minutes)

  • Matt, Beth, Louise and Clare will answer additional questions and discuss ketogenic diet topics that are posted by webinar attendees and appear on social media.

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Matt O’Neill

BSpSc, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD, AN

Director, SmartShape Centre for Weight Management


Matt is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, passionate about evidence-based nutrition advice that evokes change and delivers outcomes for clients. He is Founder of the SmartShape Centre for Weight Management, where he specialises in inspiring training, resources and business support for health professionals.

Matt has presented seminars, keynotes and workshops around the world. With SmartShape’s #FadOrFuture? webinars, he shares his curiosity for the truth about controversial topics in nutrition.

Matt has been the nutritionist for the Australian Consumers’ Association, weight loss coach for Men’s Health Magazine (Australia), sports dietitian for the Sydney City Roosters and a TV regular providing nutrition and dietary advice for over 20 years. His own weight management program, Metabolic Jumpstart has attracted over 24,000 participants and over 75 official partners..

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Beth Zupec-Kania



Beth is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist who has promoted safe and effective ketogenic therapies since 1991. She’s managed ketogenic diets in individuals with autism, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, mitochondrial and metabolic disorders, migraine headache, multiple sclerosis, rare genetic disorders, various cancers, and, Parkinson’s disease.

Beth has authored over 50 publications, co-authored The Modified Keto Cook Book (Demos), co-organized three global ketogenic symposiums and is the designer of KetoDietCalculator; a web-based program for calculating diets. She has provided diet training to over 250 medical centers worldwide, owns Ketogenic Therapies, LLC and is a consultant to The Charlie Foundation for Ketogenic Therapies.

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Prof. Louise Burke


Louise is a sports dietitian with over 35 years of experience in the education and counselling of elite athletes. She has been Head of Sports Nutrition at the Australian Institute of Sport since 1990. She was the team dietitian for the Australian Olympic Teams for the 1996-2012 Summer Olympic Games.

Louise’s publications include nearly 300 peer-reviewed research papers and book chapters, and the authorship or editorship of several textbooks on sports nutrition.

She is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, was a founding member of the Executive of Sports Dietitians Australia and is a Director of the IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition. She was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in 2009 for her contribution to sports nutrition. Louise currently holds a Chair in Sports Nutrition in the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, Australian Catholic University.

Louise's recent research has included an evaluation of a ketogenic diet on the performance of elite race walkers.  

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How the webinar works

Prof. Clare Collins


Clare is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Research Fellow & Professor of Nutrition & Dietetics & Director of Research for the School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine at the University of Newcastle.

She has published over 280 manuscripts and supervised 24 Higher Degree Research candidates to completion. And leads the largest team of dietitian researchers internationally, in assessing dietary intake and using technology to evaluate the impact of food and nutrition on eating patterns and diet-related health across key life stages and chronic disease conditions.

Clare is currently Acting Director, Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. And served on the Australia and New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS) council for 6 years, with 2 years as Vice President (2007-08).

She is a Fellow of the Dietitians Association of Australian (DAA) and has been a DAA media spokesperson for 17 years. With over 1500 media interviews, she is a sought after nutrition commentator, demystified nutrition and health science across a range of media from Dr Karl and Triple J, to morning TV including Sunrise, and The Circle; to magazines and newspapers internationally.

Clare is a columnist for The Conversation, Eating Science – making nutrition research digestible, with over 4 million readers. She was a clinical paediatric dietitian for 20 years at John Hunter Children’s Hospital, NSW.

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Live 11.00am - 1.00pm (2 hours incl. Q&A)

Thursday 10th August, 2017

Sydney, Australia time (AEDT)

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